Skip to comments.Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up
Posted on 11/20/2010 12:13:04 PM PST by American Dream 246
This annoys the hell out of me, because I'm not some rabid Palinista. Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara.
And as much as I supported her husband and her son while they were in office, they've hardly gotten us to a great place. Guess what? If not for 9/11, GW may well have been a one-term-er, just like his father. He barely escaped losing to John freaking Kerry. In fact, he barely defeated Gore in 2000. So, just how wise is this new found Bush wisdom? I don't see much in the record to support it, short of the political calculations of some consultants concerned more with winning elections, than the nation's politics.
"I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful," Barbara Bush said. "And she's very happy in Alaska, and I hope she'll stay there."
Bush, along with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spoke to CNN's Larry King in an interview set to air Monday.
President Bush discussed the Tea Party movement, and although he said "some of the ideas make a lot of sense," he said he isn't sure how the new movement will fit into the larger political landscape.
Read my lips, the same can be said for the price of bread and broken tax pledges.
And as for Mona Charen's, Why Sarah Palin Shouldn't Run item at Townhall, congrats Mona, you finally found something to write about and make yourself relevant, again. I can't recall anything you've done in the last two years that's generated any real interest outside the usual Beltway set you write for. If Sarah Palin has a secret weapon, it's how distasteful and classless are so many of the GOP establishment types lined-up against her. If they were nearly as smart as they fancy themselves to be, they'd probably just shut-up and let the chips fall where they may.
Bar remembers the damage 3rd party candidates can do.
Besides, I never did like her husband. Too much of a milquetoast for my liking...
Mama Frizzly just wants her cub Jeb to have a shot at 2012. Darn it, it’s his turn! /sarc
I just don’t have any interest in the Bush family at this point.
Too many other things going on, events which threaten our liberty. Really they have nothing to do with the Bush family.
The Bushes, like them or hate them, are elitists, and yes, Barbara still wants to see her boy Jeb take his rightful place as president. He is, after all, the nice son who was groomed for it. How dare Palin or other non elitists threaten to take the White House away.
She's old, cut her some slack. Sheesh.
Pro-choice if I’m not mistaken.
Huh? Palin’s no third-partyer.
That was clearly a scripted sequence, with Babs all ready to damn by insulting praise, then get the Alaska digs in, while 41 sat silent.
I voted for Bushes four times and I’ll never vote for any more of them in my lifetime.
Isn’t this the same lady that covered Republicans with glory during Katrina, when she thought the folks were better off in a shelter, or some such nonsense?
The entire Republican ‘elite’ establishment is dead-set against Sarah Palin because she isn’t one of them, thank God. Those elitists abhor actual political conservatism and if anyone doubts this, look at the records of both Bush presidencies. Sarah Palin is proudly middle class; a practicing Christian and unabashedly conservative. This is anathema to RINOs like the mega-rich, Yale educated Bush family and those who hang with that crowd. Barbara Bush is just a rich old lady nattering about someone she doesn’t know or understand. Her opinion is irrelevant.
BUSH/OBAMA other than rhetorical sales pitching, i see little difference in substantive action
Never in my wildest dreams did I think things would descend to this point, but I swear, the name “Bush” has just about become as nausea-inducing as the name “Clinton” to me.
I agree. With all due respect, shut up about this Barbara. It’s the luke-warm, big government Republicans like your husband and son that contributed to the huge mess we are in today. If Palin wants to run more power to her. I hope we have a great field of candidates to choose from unlike 2008. I do know that I don’t want Romney, Huckabee, and certainly not Jeb Bush. We’ve tried Bushes twice and you can count on them to always let you down.
Clinton is their adopted son you know. They have more praise for Bill Clinton than they do for a conservative. What does that tell you?
No to political dynasties, no to anybody who’s for amnesty for illegal immigrants, and no to RINOS!
In his book, George W Bush relates that when he announced that he supported a Palestinian State but will not deal with their then leader the terrorist Yasser Arafat, his mother called him and sarcastically referred to him as “the first Jewish President”.
George Bush the father, was hostile toward Israel. This story evidences proof - to anyone deaf and dumb- that both husband and wife share an elitist county club type anti-semitism.
I can’t argue with anyone whose opinion is that Barbara Bush should shut the **** up.
That would be pretty selective memory, considering it was her husband's breaking of the central promise of his campaign to be President that led to a significant third party challenge in '92.
If he'd have read his own lips, Clinton would have been nothing more than a footnote in the books.
I wonder how many of us are on this page. Can we swing an election?
that's the main qualification to be a leader!
remember these are the politicians that are part of the problem as much as we liked them and elected them. it is a new day. often the old guard can’t understand as they come from the reality that created or sustained the problems the new guard is going to fix.
The more Libs & Establishment/Ruling Class Republicans speak against Sarah Palin, the more I like her.
Yeah, Babs, spoken ike a true one worlder! Why don’t you just stay in Kennybunkport? Your time is long over!
Listen, I’m glad Bush cut taxes, and fought the War on Terror...that’s a good thing! He’s also a decent man.
However, Bush did a great deal of harm to the Conservative Cause! He started this crap by accepting the Dems premise about conservatives when he coined the term: “Compassionate Conserative!” Speak for yourself Mr. Bush!
Sorry, but I have no plan to buy this open-boarder RINO’s book!
I will never vote for another Bush!
OK. If the interviewer gets fired, as when Newt Gingrich's mom blurted something out, I'll agree with you.
She must be watching too much CNN and is just following the mantra to defeat good changes in govt. and change America back to what it was when her hubby was VP.
Maybe they are all getting scared of what might happen to their cush life if the fed goes broke and/or severe cutbacks in their monthly checks/security occur.
If it wasn’t for Palin and Demint leading the charge, this election would not have been historic. Who knows what the future holds for either one of them. However, the army they are building grows stronger everyday. More Tea-Partiers and less Bushies is a good thing.
snicker.... sits beside the claim of ‘NO NEW TAXES’ mouth that got his backside handed to him by a now adopted ‘son’.... These people need to come out of their gated houses.
Stay out duh Bushes.
And what damage did the Tea-Party do? None!. Without the Tea-Party, this election would not have been historic.
Regarding damage 3rd parties do. My advice would been not to ignore conservatives, like Bush did, and there won’t BE A CREDIBLE THIRD PARTY.
FWIW, GHWBush & crew are the same wing of the party that opposed Ronald Reagan.
Jesse Jackson’s words now apply!
I have no doubt those are Barbara's hopes.
What she probably doesn't realize is that conservative voters aren't in the mood (to put it mildly) to elect yet another pro-open borders globlist.
I wasn’t aware anyone cares what Barbara Bush says. She has a right to her opinion and Palin has a right to run, so telling her to shut up is what leftists do.
That about says it all!
Were that to happen, maybe it might be clearer to us that the Republican party has deep divisions right now. So what else is new? Which is why I STAY WORRIED, even after the putative GOP "victory" of November 2....
Republicans are ever dependable when it comes to "shooting themselves in their own foot." They are too busy arguing with each other, rather than unite and face a determined and implacable enemy....
The problem seems to be they don't know whether they are "fish or fowl" whether "big tent" or "principled."
BTW, it seems in certain quarters of the GOP establishment, any idea of "big tent" MUST exclude the Tea Party.... Which is rather ironic, because the nonpartisan Tea Party is principled by the ideas of ordered liberty as set forth in the U.S. Constitution ideas with which the GOP has historically associated itself, as articulated in its party platform.
So the GOP looks primed to shoot itself in the foot yet again....
I'm sure the Left Progressives out there who work overtime to undermine the American order at every opportunity are laughing up their sleeves at us constitutional conservatives.... Given the GOP's divided leadership, and lack of clarity on fundamental principles, they realize that we conservatives do not pose a very serious challenge to them, now or in the foreseeable future.
“I voted for Bushes four times and Ill never vote for any more of them in my lifetime.”
and that, I fear, is exactly what millions of others might think.
Unless it comes down to him or O.
Yep, their fantasy big tent would include everyone except conservatives.
That’s right. Like it or not, Jebby is her favorite and Bar is the original Mama Grizzly. LOL. Remember when she called Hitlery the ‘b-word’ on national television? Did we not love her then? She simply protects her men!!
You added a /sarc but I bet it’s pretty close to the truth.
Very unfortunate. I would prefer to watch the left eat its own - not the right.
Most folks are seeing a pattern emanating from the less-than-conservative establishment Republicans. Barbara's comment matches this pattern.
Makes it less about a "little tacky" remark from an "old" person.
“Bar remembers the damage 3rd party candidates can do.”
On the other hand, unless something changes, we can continue electing the CFR’s New World Order types that dominate both traditional parties.
“We have the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for furture generations, a New World Order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order, an Order in which a credible United Nations can use it’s peacekeeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the U.N.’s founders.” -GHWB
This whole crew including (and especialy) Karl “Tokyo” Rove are holding out for a Jeb Bush 2012 candidacy and that is ALL they care about—so they take cheap shots at Palin because she stands between Jeb and about 10 other candidates who are all unelectable and who he can beat.
The entire Bush family and all their sycophants need to go away now—grab a shovel and pitch in on building that library. They had their day, and now their day is over.
Don’t go away mad, just go away—or WE will get mad.
Great point, she is pimping for Jeb-the-other Bush-socialist for President.
Jeb is probably not a wise idea for 2012 but he ought not be blamed for his windtunnel mama.
I thought that was Newt's mom. Or did they both say it?